Major League Baseball: suspended for attacking a spectator
Major League has suspended Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon for five games for attacking a spectator.
This was announced by Michael Hill, the league's vice president of baseball operations, in a statement released Monday.
The actions alleged against the 32-year-old athlete occurred last Thursday, after a 2-1 loss to the Athletics in Oakland. Rendon grabbed a spectator at Ring Central Coliseum by his vest. He also allegedly tried to hit the supporter, but his shot reportedly missed the target.
According to ESPN, a video of the altercation was posted on social media.
If he does not challenge the major league decision, the Angels player will begin his suspension on Monday, while his teammates will face the Mariners in Seattle. He could return to play on Sunday, in a duel against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Rendon is currently playing his fourth season with the Californian team, he who has a valid agreement for another three campaigns.
In two games and six plate appearances in 2023, he is yet to make his first hit of the season.
In a close matchup on Monday afternoon, the Milwaukee Brewers served a 10-0 correction to the New York Mets.
In front of fans at American Family Field, pitcher Freddy Peralta infuriated the batters of the Big Apple squad.
The starter gave up only two hits and three walks in six innings of work. Peralta (1-0) also passed seven rivals in the mitt. In relief, Bryse Wilson continued to dominate the mound and played the other three sets. He took the opportunity to sign his first save in 2023.
Offensively, Brian Anderson and Brice Turang hit home runs. The second expelled the ball out of bounds when all paths were occupied. That grand slam came in the fifth inning, the engagement where the Brewers scored seven runs.
The loss was taken by Carlos Carrasco (0-1), who gave up five runs on four hits in four innings on the mound.